Klay Thompson, Draymond Green greet Neymar after Warriors win

ByAnthony Gharib ESPN logo
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

The Golden State Warriors shared a fun moment with a special guest Tuesday -- soccer superstar Neymar.

The Brazilian forward sat courtside as the Warriors cruised to a 113-92 win over the Miami Heat.

After the game, Golden State stars Klay Thompson and Draymond Green briefly chatted with Neymar. Warriors guard Gary Payton II and forward Gui Santos, who is from Brazil, also said hello.

Thompson gave the young person next to Neymar his jersey then showed off his shooting form, presumingly offering tips.

"We respect his greatness," Thompson said, referring to the former Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain forward.

Neymar is also close friends with Heat star Jimmy Butler. The two metwith tennis star Carlos Alcaraz at the Miami Open on Monday.

In an interview with the Guardian in January, Butler said Neymar is "good at everything," while calling him a brother.

"I'll go support, he knows this. I'll fly anywhere to go watch my brother play," Butler told the Guardian. "But whenever I do get there, we're always just kicking it, talking about life, FaceTiming each other's kids. It's a real family vibe around him."

Butler missed Tuesday's game with an illness, but the Warriors still gave Neymar a show.

The current Al Hilal star is recovering from a torn ACL and meniscus he suffered while playing with Brazil in October 2023.